Watched Mar 25, 2012
Paul Kruse’s review:
This is a quite baffling movie. It has all a horror movie needs. A twisted mind, disturbing events and a haunting soundtrack. It is almost without any music, but the music turning up in the most dramatic scenes made the movie even more disturbing.
The plot focuses on an artist (Johan Borg) who is haunted by his demons and disturbing illusions. He finds himself on the thin line between madness and genius or imagination and reality and is drifting more and more into the dark. Alma, his wife, is desperately trying to help him and even follows her husband in his inner world, where she shares some of his hallucinations. They also moved to a secluded house somewhere on a Swedish island but the silence seems to make it even worse. Borg suffers from insomnia because he only can sleep when the day breaks. So the more time passes the crazier he gets.
Time of the wolf is a great piece about the human subconsciousness. In the end the audience can't distinguish between illusion and reality any more. We see strange men walking up the wall, eyeballs in drinks, people peeling the skin off their faces… what else do you want to see?
As this is my first Bergman movie (shame on me!), I can't really compare it to his other masterpieces… but to be honest, I'm already convinced. There's a lot do for me now. Yeah! :-)